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Thread poster: Benedicte Annys
Benedicte Annys
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Dec 3, 2001

just got a virus in my computer. I have received this message. Is this true? Can anybody tell me how to disinfect my computer?

I thought people might also find this tip from a friend useful.

Here\'s a computer trick today that\'s very important and ingenious in


simplicity. As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your


it heads straight for your email address book and sends itself to


in there, thus infecting all your friends and associates.

This trick won\'t keep the virus from getting into your computer, but it

will stop it from using your address book to spread further, and it


alert you to the fact that the worm attacked your system.


Open your address book and click on \"new contact\" just as you

would do if you were adding a new friend to your list of email

addresses. In the window where you would type your friend\'s first name

type in !000 (exclamation mark followed by 3 zeros).


It will be undeliverable because of the phony email address you entered

(WormAlert) and your contacts will not be infected.


If an email cannot be delivered, you will be notified of this in your

InBox almost immediately, and know that the Virus is now on your system.


You can then disinfect your system without having harmed your friends.

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